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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Myth :roll:

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Ditto Porridge and Phokojwe. :thumbs_up:
Not stated in "SANParks Regulations & other useful information".

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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TP :clap: :clap: You're IT. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Thank you for attempting the answer, Three P's (Philip, Phokojwe, Porridge). However, if you look under SANParks, then Parks A-Z, Kruger National Park, Travel, and Park Rules, you will find a clause that says: "A stringent noise restriction is enforced between 21:30 and 06:00. The use of cell phones is permitted only in camps, gates and in cases of emergency." Which means that the statement is in fact TRUE.

Over to anyone wishing to post a new Q ...

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Merry Christmas all :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Thanks for that, OWN. The grey matter does support what you say, albeit a vague scratching remembrance of reading that self-same clause. Still, I've only had to use my phone once in case of an emergency which cast a dreadful pall over the rest of our trip. In order to make that call, I had to drive a few kilometres to find any semblance of a signal and then stop to make sure that the one bar that I had showing didn't disappear.

Guess you're still IT then :redface: :redface:

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Okay, let me think ... bad thing I know, but ... nevertheless ...

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Fact or Myth: This year, Honorary Rangers donated 500 Xmas hampers to the families of Kruger Park Rangers to honour their passionate work in the field?

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Fact or Myth: This year, Honorary Rangers donated 500 Xmas hampers to the families of Kruger Park Rangers to honour their passionate work in the field?


You can say "Fact" because the following is part of it.

"This donation is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the KNP Rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge".

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Thanks OWN, eish, have'nt seen a computer in two weeks so only now catching up :slap:

True or false:

As a cheap, readily available and nutritious source of protein and other elements one only has to look as far as the stink-bug.

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If you haven't been near a computer, sounds like you had a great festive season, TP? :pray:

I know that the stink bug is eaten in a few countries of Africa, but this is more a local speciality than something freely available. So, though a source of protein, I doubt it would be commercially viable, especially considering its notorious odour. Hence, I'd say FALSE.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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OWN and Delene D, sorry, the answer would be true, so well done Philip1 :clap:

As you have said OWN, stink bugs are eaten in a number of countries in Africa, and in fact the Venda have a method of removing the bad smell and taste of the stink bug. These are eaten less as a local delicacy and more as a protein supplement, along with a number of other insects such as the mopane worm, locusts etc.

Mass for mass, stink bugs (and other edible insects) have a higher protein content than other animal and plant foodstuffs - beef, chicken, fish, soybean etc. so it would make sense to consider these as a viable alternative to the expensive meats.

Stink bugs swarm and collect on sand olive leaves, so it would be relatively easy to "farm" these, treat them and provide a cheap form of protein and it might be time to give this some serious consideration given the state of play in terms of traditional protein sources.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Excellent question, TP; always great to learn new things. :clap: :clap: Well done, Philip. :thumbs_up:

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A fact it is. Philip :thumbs_up:

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